Opera singer Marni Nixon did fine working in dubbing singing for
the female stars of West Side Story,
The King and I and My
Fair Lady, but this recording has the depressing sound of
the typical crossover album.
Nixon tackles the ballads as though they were arias and sounds
pinched and confined; she is uncomfortable with the lighter material.
Great material though, with several rare Kern numbers. Where else
will you find two Kern/Harburg numbers written for Deanna Durbin
( Californ-i-ay and I'll
Follow Your Smile) as well as forgotten songs
I Have Seen, Can I Forget You
(both Hammerstein) and Day Dreaming
Fields tracks: Lovely To Look At, The Way You Look Tonight, Pick Yourself Up, A Fine Romance, April Fooled Me, I Dream Too Much